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    Remote sensing can improve efficiency of statistical information. Landsat data can identify and map a few broad categories of forest cover and land use. However, more-detailed information requires a sample of higher-resolution imagery, which costs less than field data but considerably more than Landsat data. A national remote sensing program would be a major undertaking, requiring unprecedented partnerships between federal programs and stakeholders.

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    Citation

    Czaplewski, Raymond L. 1999. Multistage remote sensing: toward an annual national inventory. Journal of Forestry. 97(12): 44-48

    Keywords

    forest inventories, remote sensing

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